Incorporating Brand into Office Design to Enhance Awareness, Culture

When it comes to your company’s brand, there’s no bigger billboard for your culture than your office space. Done well, your office can enhance brand awareness, reinforce company values and support a healthier, happier workforce. Done with too heavy of a hand and you risk off-putting both employees and visitors alike. They key is finding a cohesive balance. 

Building Dialogue

August 12, 2019

So, you want to be a mixed-use developer?

Stuart ZallPresident, The Zall Co. As the population grows and land gets more expensive to develop, mixed-use projects are going to be the means of new development in the future. The more sophisticated mixed-use developers target creating spaces that incorporate multiple elements within an area to activate an urban vibe. They take residential users and…

CREJ

August 9, 2019

Holistic Strategy for Active Learning Environments

Savvy institutions recognize the powerful role their physical environment plays in their marketing efforts and how it drives investment in their facilities. Studies have shown that campus appearance influenced the decision of prospective students between 62% and 80%.

Building Dialogue

August 5, 2019

The Great Recession, the great expansion and Colorado retail investment real estate

Since the end of the Great Recession (2008-2009) and the start of the great expansion (second half 2009), anyone fortunate enough to count themselves a commercial real estate professional in Colorado has benefited.

CREJ

August 2, 2019

Is charging traditional per-square-foot rent over?

Webster’s dictionary defines rent as “a usually fixed periodical return made by a tenant or occupant of property to the owner for the possession and use thereof especially: an agreed sum paid at fixed intervals by a tenant to the landlord.”

CREJ

August 2, 2019

As uncertainty looms, retail investors seek to lock more than just interest rate

We’ve entered this year’s second half, and 2020 is right around the corner. As a fresh decade approaches and we reflect on the former, two major themes stand out. First, the current economic expansion, which our industry continues to enjoy, has now lasted over a decade. Second, retail is far from dead, but it has…

CREJ

August 2, 2019

Finding Balance: What is vs. What is Possible

As a designer, my job involves trying to conceptualize the future, because what I am drawing today will complete construction in two years and will impact lives for at least 30 years, usually much longer. Regardless of how much I choose to imagine what the future might need, my actual ability to act on those ideas is limited to the scope of present availability.

Building Dialogue

July 29, 2019

Designing in service of the hospice support structure

Kasia Bulkowski, AIA, NCARB, WELL APArchitect, MOA Architecture Recently, The Denver Hospice broke ground on the new Amy Davis Hospice Support Center, a two-story addition to The Denver Hospice’s inpatient care center in Lowry. The Denver Hospice is the region’s largest nonprofit provider of life enhancing hospice and palliative care. MOA Architecture is designing the…

CREJ

July 28, 2019

Designing for students of life, regardless of age

When thinking about designing for education, architects and interior designers often reflect on the needs of students from K-12 to higher education. We think about what learning spaces look like for young children to young adults, including where they sit, how they interact with teachers and how they work with and learn from each other. We might envision an elementary school classroom or a college student union or residence hall. 

CREJ

July 21, 2019

Aquaponics a new idea in health care environment

It wasn’t long ago that we either grew our own food or knew the farmer who grew it. However, in recent decades, small local farms have been virtually wiped out by an industrial and corporate controlled food system that has destroyed our natural resources, depleted our soils, sprayed toxic chemicals and has genetically modified our food in an effort to feed the masses.

CREJ

July 21, 2019